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Preliminary data from NACS State of the Industry Summit

CHICAGO -- Woe is Bubba: The low-income c-store consumer has not benefited from the recent years of economic growth nearly as much as his higher-income cohorts have. “The guys on the low end of the scale are hurting,” said Alan Beach, senior vice president of merchandising for Irving, Texas-based 7...

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Seize unusual opportunities and create new experiences as disruption rewrites the retail playbook, Hale says

CHICAGO -- While predictions of a “retail apocalypse” precipitated by Amazon-driven e-commerce may be too dire, the headwinds of disruption are rendering traditional buffers such as format and store count moot for convenience-store retailers. In an era when disruption is rapidly becoming expected...

The Western U.S. saw some of the highest sales gains in 2017, as well as the biggest costs

CHICAGO -- In a reflection of its prospecting past, the West was once again the region of opportunity last year, netting strong sales gains in 2017. Other parts of the country—especially the Midwest—saw flat and even negative sales growth in crucial categories such as foodservice and cigarettes. “...

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‘We go where our customers take us,’ Pennsylvania-based chain said
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Travel-center network recruiting new team members going into busy season
Will the industry’s sales and profit streaks carry it through the forces of change?
Is the industry witnessing a retail 'apocalypse'?.
Buc-ee’s prevails in trademark infringement case against Choke Canyon
Retailer moves ahead with previously announced Texas expansion